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Teachers all over the state and beyond are using Feed the World lessons with their students! See how other teachers are implementing this curriculum in their classrooms, learn about emerging agricultural topics and resources, and get the latest updates on our workshops and satellite activities.

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Reaching out with Soil on Your Fingertips!

Nov 21, 2018
Feed the World alumni educators Donna Meller of Pettisville High School and Jeff Jostpille of Fort Jennings High School presented at the recent BGSU NWO Symposium. The workshop begin with the Slake test, demonstrating the action of soil integrity and structure against the infiltration of water. Next, they moved on to nutrient holding capacity and testing, and addressed the nutrient content of each soil type and how that relates to …

Getting your hands dirty

Nov 6, 2018
Adam Downs teaches at Oak Harbor High School in a satellite program of Penta Career Center. His freshman ag education class performed these Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World soil texture activities recently in class. Downs said, “The students really liked the project of texturing the the soil. They liked that they could get their hands dirty. Some even went home and tested the soil around their house to …

Expanding ethanol knowledge in the lab

Oct 29, 2018
Pat Corelli of Butler High School helped his chemistry students understand more about ethanol by producing their own, using the Energy and ethanol lessons from the Feed the World website. Corelli attended the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored two-day workshop and gained valuable information to share with his students. The students were curious about and interested in ethanol before they even went into the lab, Corelli said. “I explained the process …

Out of the classroom and into the water

Oct 25, 2018
Kendra Carnegie attended the Feed the World two-day summer workshop, taking home supplies and lessons for her students at Loudonville High School. This fall, she taught water testing. The lessons Chemical tests to determine water quality and Biotic water sampling were used to fulfill content in the Agricultural and Environmental Systems Career Tech Field, Animal and Plant Science course for 9th and 10th grade students. As part of this course, …

Learning about corn as an energy source

Oct 25, 2018
Scott Hoover brought corn into his chemistry class at Butler High School! After attending the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World workshop last summer, Hoover did several of the Energy and Ethanol lessons with his science students. Hoover said the students enjoyed both activities. He performed the corn mash and distillation as a demo and students conducted the corn fermentation in groups of two. Hoover said, “They enjoyed seeing …

Testing soil samples and learning about plants’ needs

Oct 2, 2018
Things won’t be “dull as dirt” anymore for the Ag, Food, and Natural Resources students in Jenna Meeks’s class at Southern High School. Meeks attended the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World two-day workshop and took great curriculum, activities, and supplies back to her classroom. Her objectives for the soil lesson were to help students identify soil-forming factors and explain how they produce variability in soils; and to collect, …

Feed the World lessons help prep students for Watershed Watch

Oct 2, 2018
Courtney Bockbrader, a Feed the World alumni educator, used the FTW water quality lessons to help prepare her students for a northern Ohio water monitoring initiative. Her Wildlife and Natural Resources class at Anthony Wayne High School used ditch water for the chemical tests and set up a stream simulation for macro-invertebrate identification. Bockbrader said, “It was a great practice for the Student Watershed Watch next week at the stream …

Checking fertilizer levels in Buckeye Lake

Sep 18, 2018
Scott Logsdon of Bexley High School had great things to say about Ohio Corn & Wheat’s 2 day summer workshop. “What a great summer workshop this was! Definitely a highlight for me and I am excited to see what you will offer this coming summer.” The Lawn Chemicals activity fit well with the AP Biology class discussion on deadzones, eutrophication and runoff. Logsdon had students do a lake attenuation and temperature …

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